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Monday, July 22, 2024

Twenty Yr Old Frostproof Man Charged After Fighting His Arrest By Polk Deputy’s


Polk County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Once upon a time in Frostproof, there was this fella–20-year old Paulino Garcia, Jr.

On June 7th, a PCSO deputy was flagged down by someone and informed of a suspicious person on private property. It was Paulino, and he fled from the deputy.

Apparently, many of the locals say that Paulino is known to them as “Alto.” The locals also say that Paulino (Alto) is someone who frequently steals from them.

On June 13th, a bicycle was reported stolen and Paulino (Alto) was the suspect.

Deputies found Paulino (Alto) and he began to get on the ground, as if to surrender. Suddenly, he leapt to his feet and began fighting the deputies. The fight went on for about 3-4 minutes (which can feel like a very long time when you’re fighting). Even the Taser had little-to-no effect on Paulino (Alto).

The fight didn’t end until Paulino (Alto) attempted to run away which provided the deputies the opportunity to take him down and get him handcuffed.

Fortunately, nobody was injured in the struggle.

Paulino Garcia, Jr. was arrested and booked-in at the Sheriff’s Processing Center and charged with: Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (2-counts), Resisting with Violence, Resisting without Violence (2-counts), False Information to LEO, Petit Theft, and Loitering & Prowling.

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